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Quicktime Movie thumbnailer for Mediawiki

September 27th, 2010

Here’s a basic mediawiki extension to render thumbnails for quicktime (.mov) files. Mediawiki (the engine that powers Wikipedia) doesn’t understand Quicktime files by default, so doesn’t produce thumbnails for them.  I hacked together this extension to create thumbnails for the movies so you can browse through snapshots of the movies in the search results, media […]

Embedding a 3D figure into a PDF

November 9th, 2009

How do you share a 3D diagram? Acrobat! It turns out that the ubiquitous Acrobat Reader contains a 3D engine that works great for distributing interactive 3D figures.